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“The Magic of Science” Summer Camps

June 21, 2023 - 9:00 am - June 30, 2023 - 1:00 pm / Hi-Desert Nature Museum

What's On Display

Museum Spotlight Micro-Exhibit:
Mojave Desert Wildflowers through the eyes of Henry Mockel

From blooming yuccas to radiant desert sunflowers, wildflowers abound from March to June throughout the High Desert. Before you take that drive through those wildflower hot-spots this Spring, visit the Hi-Desert Nature Museum to view its Spotlight installment of “Mojave Desert Wildflowers.” The micro-exhibit features 25 color depictions of common Mojave wildflowers by renowned desert artist Henry B. Mockel and can serve as resource for identification along the way. 

Mojave Desert Wildflowers will be on display all of Spring

Metamorphosis: A Recycled Art Exhibition

The term, metamorphosis, is used to describe a change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural means. The Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s annual Reduce, Reuse, Recycle exhibit may have a new name in 2023, but the fundamental message of the exhibition remains the same. Metamorphosis: A Recycled Art Exhibition, a community-curated art exhibition, is designed to make people rethink our throw-away society by sharing innovative and often surprising use of recycled and reused materials. 

Metamorphosis: A Recycled Art Exhibition will be on display March 17 through May 27, 2023

Our Giant Rock: A Touchstone in the Mojave

Our Giant Rock: A Touchstone is an interactive touchscreen exhibit that encourages visitors to discover and explore the nuances that make Giant Rock a unique and cherished Morongo Basin landmark. Giant Rock is most notoriously known for the ‘giant’ personalities who lived near and even under it. However, it has also served as an intermediary for certain stories and events.  The exhibit provides a series of interpretive narratives explaining these nuances while incorporating some never-before-seen images, documents, publications, and videos which help illustrate Giant Rock’s history.

This exhibit is made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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